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An accessible and succinct account of the story of Europe from its ancient foundations to the twenty-first century, The History of Europe in Bite-sized Chunks details the events, personalities, ideas and disasters that have shaped our continent.
The book is broken down into six easily digestible chapters: Classical Antiquity (2600 BCE to 600 CE); Medieval (600-1500); Reform and Enlightenment (1500-1780); Age of Revolutions (1780-1914); the Wars (1914-45); and the Making of Contemporary Europe (1945 to present). It begins with the first ancient culture to emerge in Europe: the Minoans. It then proceeds chronologically to the present day, taking in not just significant historical events but also overarching social, technological and cultural trends and their impact.
Throughout the book there are mini-biographies of notable individuals (such as Julius Caesar, Catherine the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte) who have been most significant in European history. It is also packed with amazing facts, details and maps that will give the reader a vivid understanding of Europe's past
Up your ice-pop game with this collection of over 25 recipes for deliciously refreshing home-made popsicles, from wholesome and healthy to indulgent delights.
A chilled popsicle, grabbed and shared round languorously from the freezer on a boiling hot day is a simple, nostalgic pleasure. These juvenile treats have clearly not lost their appeal amongst fun-loving adults, and recent trends have seen these childish ices transformed into something far more sophisticated, with fresh natural ingredients and gourmet flavours. Adults and children alike will adore Coconut, Mango and Passion Fruit ice pops a rainbow of colours and three of your five-a-day in the most enjoyable way. A stash of dairy-free Almond Milk, Honeycomb and Salted Chocolate Pops will always be welcome, while making Buttermilk, Rosewater, Raspberry and Pistachio Pops with whole raspberries set inside would be the most attractive end to any dinner party. It is remarkably easy to make these frozen treats at home, so stock up your freezer and have a posh popsicle ready for any occasion.
A transporting and engaging guide to the art of forest bathing for anyone who wants to explore the power of connecting with nature and experience the transforming benefits it has to offer, such as a chance to slow down, quietly reflect, spark creativity, and emerge refreshed and relaxed.
As the stresses of our fast-paced, hyper-connected lives grow, more and more people are searching for a way to unplug and unwind, and many are turning to forest bathing. Forest bathing is a traditional Japanese practice of luxuriating in nature and is practiced throughout the world to increase health and restore wellbeing. But an actual forest isn't necessary to experience the power of a forest bath--a little perspective and local park or backyard is all you need. Julia Plevin offers a guide through a forest bath, from preparing for the journey and accessible activities to do while forest bathing, to incorporating the inspiring benefits of time spent in nature--a calm mind, relaxation, energy, and creativity--into the rest of your daily life. The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing provides tools to help you connect with nature and experience all of the benefits Mother Earth is waiting to give you.
Whole Beauty: Masks & Scrubs offers natural recipes for total body decadence, featuring everyday household ingredients. Enliven the body and tap into the full force of female energy with these natural recipes for total body decadence, including Rose's Lustrous Lakshmi hair mask, Revitalising Body Scrub, and Nourishing Face Oil, each made from everyday household ingredients.
Whole Beauty: Essential Oils features easy recipes for powerful, nontoxic essential oils for daily home use and beauty regimens. Harness the power of essential oils through easy, nontoxic recipes for daily home use (dishwashing liquid and a bleach alternative), beauty (toners and essential oil perfumes), and more.